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New York Times, Friday, February 6, 1953

1-Across : Kind of evergreen.

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J V W Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,328
Across
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Kind of evergreen. : SPRUCE
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Open areas of a city or town. : SQUARES
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When night and day are of equal length. : EQUINOX
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Stinging to the taste. : PUNGENT
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Make lustrous. : BURNISH
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Cole Porter musical comedy. : ROSALIE
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Major portion. : BULK
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Implied but not expressed. : TACIT
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Latvia's capital. : RIGA
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Within: Comb. form. : ESO
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Highway sections. : LANES
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Sand: Comb. form. : AMM
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First word of "Evangeline." : THIS
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I. Q. determinant. : TEST
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Vessels for heating liquids. : ETNAS
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Church meetings. : SYNODS
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Harness rings. : TERRETS
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They're extinct as the dodoes. : MOAS
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Unusual. : RARE
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Funnybone. : HUMERUS
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What a model carries. : HATBOX
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Worker in a stope. : MINER
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Noun suffix. : NESS
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At hand. : HERE
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German exclamation. : ACH
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Nursery rhyme character. : SPRAT
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What a knight is called. : SIR
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Defect in a fabric. : SCOB
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Ingredient of succotash. : LIMAS
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Holly tree. : ILEX
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Final discharge or acquittance. : QUIETUS
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Worldly. : MUNDANE
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Northerly part of New York. : UPSTATE
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Clergymen. : PRIESTS
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___ Unidos. : ESTADOS
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Pauses, as in the Bible. : SELAHS
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Overripe: Colloq. : SQUUSHY
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Filch. : PURLOIN
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Enclosure for skating. : RINK
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One: Comb. form. : UNI
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Whatever is requisite to secure benefit. : COST
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Emit. : EXHALE
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Remigino or Stanfield. : SPRINTER
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Cite a passage from : QUOTE
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Ourselves: German. : UNS
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Culture medium. : AGAR
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Trusting. : RELIANT
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Inscrutable ones. : ENIGMAS
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Rises in vapor. : STEAMS
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Familiar name to Dodger fans. : EBBETS
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Dramatis personae. : CAST
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Sawlike part. : SERRA
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Amiens' river. : SOMME
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Ruler. : TSAR
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Incisors. : TEETH
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Active people. : DOERS
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Cheers. : RAHS
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Mornings. : SUNRISES
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Ailment for which there are many different remedies. : HICCUPS
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Lower. : UNHOIST
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Line of stitches formed by purling. : SEAM
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Cut in various places, as garments. : BESLASH
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Points toward the East. : ORIENTS
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Winner at Thermopylae, 480 B.C. : XERXES
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Dancing party in disguise. : MASQUE
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F. D. R.'s hobby. : STAMPS
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Animated animal. : PLUTO
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Greek letter. : BETA
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Relative of okay. : SURE
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Notion. : IDEA
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Tiny Tim, for instance. : TAD
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At bridge, no game. : NIL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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